Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've just set an Rcom load of blue eggs- Show quality Araucanas!

    xxxx M
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Our blue eggs are all creme legmars.

    First to hatch is a Leghorn. Pipping and zipping are Legbars, Faverolles, Orpington, Banty Cochin,

    Time for work here, sleep in the phils. Next update is in 9 hours.
  3. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2012
    valley center, CA
    Soooooooooo EXCITING!!!! ;)
  4. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    I hope every thing fared okay in the storm, waiting for an update on that as well. Good luck with the hatch and the storm.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013
  5. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2012
    Claypool, Arizona
    I have found that scovies can be real meaners! An adult drake injured my very calm and docile 5yr old Welsummer roo. (hurt his back; took him like 3 months to be able to walk without falling over). Right now I have two girls in with some EE pullets; the girls goose the pullets and eat their feathers (yes they may need more protien, they are molting) I bought back a young son when my old drake commited suicide by jamming his beak into the chicken wire and proceeding to break his own neck. The two girls are giving that boy a beating even tho he is already twice their size. My old drake was also notorious for trying to tread the chickens [​IMG]
  6. Bellurd

    Bellurd Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2012
    Woodland Hills, Ca
    Just read about the storm on yahoo and rushed to check your thread. Hope everyone and everything will be okay.
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    As far as the storm goes, we are ok. We had torrential rain and power failures over the last two days but were well below the path of the super typhoon that is now heading towards Taiwan.

    We have 30 chicks thus far, Banty Cochin, Cream Legbars, Marans, Leghorns and Salmon Favs

    There are plenty of pippers.
  8. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    That is a relief about the storm.
    How is Bernie?
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Bernie's fever has gone - he has a cough but back on the job.

    I will try and post pics of the hatch once its complete. I need to coordinate getting the memory card to town.

    I am excited over the new chicks. We have blue and dark egg layers as well as lots of potential broodies. Come next spring, I am going to be putting 3 peafowl eggs under every cochin that wants to sit.
  10. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2012
    Claypool, Arizona
    Glad to hear you just had rain. And even better that Bernie is feeling good now. Go chickies!

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